Eating Well: India 12.25.16

The food I ate these past few week is not the usual holiday goodness but it is just as delicious. Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! And peace to all this holiday season. Chai and a samosa at a roadside stand in Rishikesh. A collection of meals eaten in Rishikesh including dal fry (lentils) and naan, pecora, a…

Rishikesh 12.17.16

With 1.4 million employees, the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, is the largest employer in this country and a fantastic mover of people. As a foreigner, learning how to book and travel on Indian trains is, to quote the Bible of Lonely Planet, “the quientissential experience.” There are websites and guidebook sections dedicated to explaining the…